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Mrs. C. from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading with MP3s!

My students need MP3 players for listening to audio books and books to read-a-long as they listen. These items will help strengthen language, reading and comprehension.

  • $436 goal

This project expired on February 5, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my classroom includes teaching English vocabulary and fluency in reading English. I would like for my students to have access to audio books to provide a fluent, expressive model of English language. My students need to hear expressive reading from other sources besides me.

My students are 7 to 9 years old, in the 2nd grade at an inner city school.

We are 100% free and reduced price lunches and most of our students are native Spanish speakers. My students are eager to learn to read and speak in English, but they receive very little support at home. I must be their support system as they learn English. My school is severely lacking in emergent reading materials and does not possess any audiobooks.

My Project

My students will use these materials in their Daily Reading Rotation. After students listen and read along with the books, students will come to the teacher table where we will have a "book study" and discuss what was read. Through this, I will build comprehension strategies, address vocabulary deficits, explain common phrases found in the material and begin writing book reviews. Students will not only strengthen their English language skills, they will begin to develop writing skills and increase their reading comprehension. Many students struggle with reading, yet they love to listen to stories. By eliminating some of the stress of reading, students will be able to develop a love of books. I want to make reading enjoyable- not a dreaded chore.

Many of my students do not get exposure to technology except at school.

Our school's technology resources are out-of-date and do not support current trends in teaching- including the use of audiobooks on MP3 players to strengthen reading and language skills. This project will change students' lives by easing some of the stress of learning to read and speak in English. The narrators of the audiobooks will provide an expressive and fluent model for students to emulate and enjoy.

Mrs. C.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SanDisk - Clip Sport 4GB* MP3 Player - Red • Best Buy Education $32.55 2 $65.10
SanDisk - Clip Sport 4GB* MP3 Player - Black • Best Buy Education $32.55 2 $65.10
SanDisk - Clip Sport 4GB* MP3 Player - Yellow • Best Buy Education $32.55 2 $65.10
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge Take The Big Test: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge And The Wild Wind: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge And The Best Day Of All Ready To Read Level 2 English Edition • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge And The Snowman Plan • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge In Puddle Trouble • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge And The Happy Cat • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge And The Bedtime Thumps: Ready-To-Read Level 2 (Paper) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry And Mudge In The Sparkle Days • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete • Amazon Business $2.80 1 $2.80
Henry And Mudge First Book • Amazon Business $2.25 1 $2.25

Materials cost

$310.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$370.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.30

Total project goal

$435.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$435.31

2 Donors

-$211.87

Donations toward project cost

-$185.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.87

match offer

-$217.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$185.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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